Today marks International Tiger Day, and in line with our responsible tourism ethos, it’s something we’re keen to support!
Every year on 29 July, people and organisations around the world give global attention to the preservation of tigers. International Tiger Day was first created at an animal welfare summit in Saint Petersburg, 2010, and has gained a worldwide reputation ever since. The awareness day has been designed to promote the protection and expansion of wild tigers’ habitats, something we strongly believe in here at Explore.
To celebrate, we’ve all dug out our orange and black stripes and have come to work in our full tiger attire. We’re raising much needed funds for the Born Free Foundation – a charity that we’ve supported for many years.
Ashley Toft, our Managing Director here at Explore, said “Shockingly, there are only around 3,200 tigers left in the wild. Responsible tourism is - and always has been - one of the driving principles of Explore. We care deeply about travelling in a way that positively impacts the people, wildlife, places, and environments we visit – and this of course includes protecting the tiger.
“To show our support, we’re dressing in tiger suits, masks, ears and tails and even have a member of staff on hand to paint as many tiger-faces as possible! Through voluntary donations, we’ve so far raised £205 for the Born Free Foundation, which we know they’ll gratefully receive.”
Here are some picture of the Explore team in fancy dress – a roaring success we would say!
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